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Coralyn Foults Nottingham

PhD student, Graduate Teaching Associate

Biography

Coralyn is a doctoral candidate in contemporary drama and feminist literature in her fifth year of study. Her dissertation explores the genre of contemporary American war plays, with special attention given to women playwrights. During the 2018-2019 academic year, she will serve as the Programs Intern for the University of Tennessee Humanities Center and as a Tutor Training Session Leader in the Writing Center. For the 2017-2018 academic year, she served as the Assistant Director of Composition and was a co-editor for the textbook Rhetorical Choices. In the 2016-2017 academic year, she served as the Assistant Director of the Writing Center and Vice-Chair for the Graduate Students of English. She was a research assistant to Dr. Stanton B. Garner, Jr. for the third edition of The Norton Anthology of Drama. Before returning to graduate school, she was a part-time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton and Irvine Valley College.


Research

  • 20th and 21st Century Drama
  • Feminist Theory and Women’s Literature
  • American Drama
  • Performance Studies
  • Film
  • First-year Composition
  • Writing Center Pedagogy

Education

  • Masters of Arts, English Literature, California University, Fullerton, 2011, with a Professional Certificate in Writing and Teaching
  • Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, California State University, Fullerton, 2009

Professional Service

  • Chair, Award Committee for the John C. Hodges Excellence in Teaching for New Graduate Teaching Associate, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Spring 2018.
  • Workshop Week Organizer, University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Writing Program, Summer 2017.
  • Volunteer and Co-Writer of 2017 Accessibility Guide, Council for Writing Program Administrators (CWPA), University of Tennessee, Knoxville, July 16-23, 2017.
  • Facilitator, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Stokely Conference for Teaching Writing, June 14, 2017.
  • Graduate Teaching Associate Representative, the Writing Program’s Composition Committee, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2016-2017 academic year.
  • Award Committee for the John C. Hodges Excellence as a 5-Hour Tutor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Spring 2017.
  • Award Committee for the John C. Hodges Excellence in Teaching for Experienced Graduate Teaching Associate, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Spring 2017.
  • Vice-Chair, Graduate Students of English, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2016-2017 academic year.
  • Treasurer and Secretary, Graduate Students of English, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2015-2016 academic year.
  • Managing Editor, Grist: The Journal for Writers, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2015-2016 academic year.
  • Graduate Co-Coordinator, The Americanist Reading Group, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 academic years.
  • D. Representative, Graduate Students of English, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Spring 2015.
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Awards, Honors & Grants

  • John C. Hodges Excellence in Teaching Award, Experienced Graduate Teaching Associate. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, for the 2015-2016 academic year
  • John C. Hodges Award for Excellence as a 10-hour Tutor. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, for the 2015-2016 academic year
  • Keith P. Taylor Student Drama Enrichment Fund, University of Tennessee, Fall 2015

Associations & Organizations

  • The Graduate Students of English, UT Knoxville, 2014-2017
  • MLA, 2008-present

Conference Presentations

  • “‘When your son goes to war, you plant every goddamn seed you can find’: Home in David Rabe’s Sticks and Bones and Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue.” Forty-Second Annual Comparative Drama Conference. Orlando, FL. April 5, 2018.
  • “‘[M]ore like Butterfly than any Nigerian that ever was’: Film History and Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the SunForty-First Annual Comparative Drama Conferenc Orlando, FL. April 8, 2017.
  • “The Historical Drama as Genre: The Case of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America” Pre-organized panel by Dr. Verna Foster. Fortieth Annual Comparative Drama Conference. Baltimore, MD. April 1, 2016.
  • “The Use and Reuse of History: Exploring History and Political Icons in Suzan-Lori Parks’ The America Play and Sarah Ruhl’s Passion Play.” Thirty-Ninth Annual Comparative Drama Conference. Baltimore, MD. March 27, 2015.
  • “Shock to the System: Unfamiliar Texts and Contemplations on the Place of Literature in the Composition Classroom Using SGGK and Beckett’s Endgame.” 2013 Medieval Association of the Pacific Conference. University of San Diego, San Diego, CA. March 23, 2013.
  • “The Theatre of Change: Terrance McNally’s Corpus Christi, Politics, Religion, and Identity.” Thirty-Fifth Annual Comparative Drama Conference. Los Angeles, CA. March 24, 2011.
  • “New Roles in the New Family: The Effects of Violence in Buried Child.” Thirty- Fourth Annual Comparative Drama Conference. Los Angeles, CA. March 25, 2010.
  • “Fear of Writing in Freshman Composition: Learning When to Modify Strategy in the Writing Center,” SoCal Writing Centers Association Conference. Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA. February 27, 2010.
  • “Invisible Women: Women’s Power through Language in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and ‘Lanval,’” The Acacia Conference. California State Fullerton, Fullerton, CA. February 6, 2010.

 

Teaching and Tutoring Workshops at the University of Tennessee:

  • “English 101 Curriculum Overview for Incoming Master and MFA Students.” Co-presenter with Kirsten Benson, Tawnysha Greene, and Alli Clymer. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, The Writing Program Workshop Week. August 14, 2018.
  • “Responding to Student Writing.” University of Tennessee, Knoxville, The Writing Program Workshop Week. Co-presenter with Melinda Backer and Kimberly Turner, August 17, 2017.
  • “Integrating Reflection into FYC Classes.” University of Tennessee, Knoxville, The Writing Program Workshop Week. Co-presenter with Lauren Specht and Paige Walker, August 17, 2017.
  • “English 101 Curriculum Overview for Incoming Master and MFA Students.” University of Tennessee, Knoxville, The Writing Program Workshop Week. August 16, 2017.
  • “Tutoring English 102 Secondary Source Papers.” University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Fall Tutor Training Workshops. November 30, 2016.
  • “Teaching Students to Argue for Different Audiences.” University of Tennessee, Knoxville, The Writing Program Workshop Week. Co-presenter with Jill Fennel. August 10, 2016.
  • “Teaching Students to Use Sources Effectively & Avoid Plagiarism.” University of Tennessee, Knoxville, The Writing Program Workshop Week. Co-presenter with Staci Poston Conner. August 11, 2016.
  • “Teaching Students to Use Sources Effectively & Avoid Plagiarism.” University of Tennessee, Knoxville, The Writing Program Workshop Week. Co-presentation with Jaqueline Kerr. August 14, 2015.

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